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Felicity Graham
Works at New York Singing Teachers Association
Attended Teachers College, Columbia University
Lives in Jackson Heights, New York
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Graveyard fence, Trinity Wall Street, Manhattan 
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+Karl Stevens Thank you! The light there is really neat, the way it falls on the fence. Makes everything look almost wet...
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More makeup! This bit is sea-witch inspired!

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Sometimes, gender is just the tilt of a head, a smile..

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Oddly enough, the above two things are true for me as well: a) never had makeup skills. (we weren't allowed to wear makeup, growing up, and by the time I got to be an adult, I didn't really get the point. I didn't give a hoot about wearing perfect makeup, and only ever really put it on for stage stuff or very special occasions). and b) I am still allergic to everything.

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I realized that this kind of makeup was actually more like painting, not to look pretty. That made it infinitely more interesting. And I didn't think I had good makeup abilities at all, but when I realized I could just paint, that was something completely different. Also, I have to be super careful about my products, and extra super careful about making sure to clean every. single. bit. off my face. I do a micellar water removal first, then a wipe, then I wash with a hypoallergenic scrub with willow bark in it and use one of those facial cleansing electric brushes, then I do a wipe with an anti-acne toner afterwards. I still have some breakouts, but I pretty much have breakouts just from breathing, so... shrugs

I am glad you are enjoying, though! This is really a new area for me and I'm having a lot of fun with it...
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Man, why does Europe get all the good shit?
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I would never have thought that this was an 18th century work, just at first listen, although it has some very Mozartean qualities. It's just beautiful, though. Recommend giving it a listen.
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Fifteen years ago. It's hard to believe. I was in Nashville at the time, preparing for my senior recital that was going to happen a couple days later. I didn't watch the coverage then: I was out doing all the last minute things for that. I remember how blue the sky was, and wondering why something so odd and tragic had to happen on such a beautiful day. It's weird how the fallout is 9/11 has constantly intertwined in my life, even over a decade later.

I came to NYC only a few weeks after, and lower Manhattan was still covered in dust and God knows what else. My partner-to-be back then worked at One Liberty Plaza back then, and that was as close as you could get to the WTC then. It was surreal to watch the flow of the city, going about its business around Ground Zero, like water around a stone,

Six months later, I found myself going through one of the makeshift walkways put up so that people could get to the other buildings that surrounded the towers. I was interviewing for a job there, and couldn't quit coughing while I was there. All I could think was, if it's this bad for me now, what must it be like for the emergency workers and the construction crew that was clearing out the site still.

Several years later, I started working at a company that had been displaced from the WTC, and who had lost personnel in the towers.

But the thing that genuinely upsets me -

A couple of years ago, I did my practicum/mentorship at Mt. Sinai, at the voice center, where we worked with the first responders who were still having voice issues and needing care, both from the traumatic aspects of what they'd done, but also from the exposure to the asbestos, as well as the bleach and ammonia they'd used to douse the site to deal with the biological fallout from remains of the victims. Watching those folks struggle, almost 15 years after the event, was heartbreaking.

I know some people outside of the city ask, why hasn't NYC moved on? And while I can't speak for anyone else, I have to say - it's hard to move on when there are reminders of the cost of the tragedy all around you.

If there's one thing that's stuck in my head, it's those responders, some of whom have lost their voices almost entirely - from the psychological trauma and the chemical exposure. Everyone else remembers what happened on the anniversary, but those people are forced to remember every day.

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+Carolyn Priest-Dorman I wrote this in chat to some other folks, and it's relevant:

So many things about working with the first responders were upsetting - the folks who had almost no voice whatsoever,
not because of physical trauma, but completely psychological. The people who could barely swallow and had spasmodic coughing fits every time they smelled bleach or ammonia. Or the therapist telling me how the group kept getting smaller because of suicides. It lingers. Things like the fact that they were all of them on disability. couldn't work anymore. Their kids or caretakers brought them in...
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Reporters are ignoring a very real political corruption scandal that involves Trump, while they breathlessly “raise questions” about…
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+Karen Holsopple Ignorance is no excuse. You have a fucking computer and know all of the republican investigations found your assertion to be baseless. You are just a pos human to pass on kniown lies. I don't envy the people who were stuck with you as family. smh
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Thanks, you guys, for putting up with my makeup stream here. In the summer, my health goes down the toilet, and after I exercise or do anything moderately strenuous, I'm out of it for a couple hours. So, while I'm recovering, I'm using the time to try new things. Today's "new thing" was a red, white and black, goth-sexy-clown look. I am not as happy with it as I could be, but it's not bad?
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Aww, thanks! I wanna post a compare, real quick, of the more "boy" pose vs. the more "girl" pose, because it's exceedingly interesting what a slight shift of perspective does...
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So, in preparation for something else today. I did some just plain girly makeup, eventually getting to my 1930s dress and hat (IS THAT NOT THE CUTEST THING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN, THAT HAT?!?!?!?!) Anyway. There's more makeup than appears in that light, but subtle was the look I was going for anyway. I like the juxtaposition of the old and new elements together. That's very me. :)
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+Tom Eckstrand Thanks! :D
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Apparently, makeup video tutorials were not just a thing invented by YouTube...
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Blue Makeup!

Today, I tried another makeup style, and of course, working on my 1930's poses too, heh.
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Work
Occupation
Voice teacher, singer, researcher, writer. Jill of all musical trades and rich from none.
Skills
research, writing, pedagogy, music, voice, piano
Employment
  • New York Singing Teachers Association
    Director, Professional Development Program, 2013 - present
  • Harrison School of Music
    Music Teacher, present
  • Felicity Graham Vocal Studio
    Owner (Self-Employed!), 2006 - present
  • TruVoice Studios NYC
    Voice Instructor/Coach, present
  • Sabella Mills Voice Studios
    Associate Voice Instructor, present
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
    Research Assistant, 2013
Places
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Currently
Jackson Heights, New York
Previously
Brooklyn, New York - Nashville, Tennessee
Story
Tagline
A wild singer in her unnatural habitat. Cow puns. Non-sequiturs. Jill of all musical trades and rich from none.
Introduction
If you're looking for Felicity, the voice teacher, you can find my official studio page here:
Felicity Graham Vocal Studios

As for Felicity, the individual...
My primary (mal)function in life is vocal pedagogy and research. I teach singing in general, but also specialize in helping retrain previously injured voices. I get overly enthusiastic about what I do, and can talk about horrific voice disorders for days. (Fair warning: if you ask about it, you will probably get more information than you ever wanted.)

I love life. It's beautiful, it's grand, and if I could, I would sing my way through through each day like a Disney film. 

Gadgets are my friend. If I don't have a smart phone, tablet, e-reader, chromebook and/or other fun things around me, something is very wrong. And yeah, I anthropomorphize my electronics; they love it. 

I'm star-struck. Not Hollywood stars, though. I'm fascinated with space and space travel, and I hope to see colonies on other planets before I leave this one.

If it can't stand up to a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, don't call it science or medicine. It's not. Vitamin C is not a cure for cancer, and vaccination doesn't cause autism. 

Since I cannot see or prove any deity's existence (and neither can anyone else, for that matter), color me agnostic. I don't believe in organized religion, and that includes Libertarianism.

I have no patience for selfish doctrines, be they political or religious. I've had about as much as I can take of "Me First" politics. I could die happy, never seeing another "privatize the [insert government agency here]" post ever again. 

I don't suffer racist fools gladly. Take your "welfare queen" dog whistle and shove it where the sun don't shine. 

Other than that, all I ask is that you engage with me. I'm not here for the fan clubs, I want to make friends. :)
Bragging rights
I'm alive. This is probably more of an accomplishment than you'd think.
Education
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
    Music & Music Education (Voice), 2011
  • Tennessee State University
    Vocal Performance
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Female
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Allegretta